PLANT (879 pages, 33 days) by Ruth Höflich
During the 1980s, the transcript of a witch trial was found in the archive of a family property in south-west Germany. Plant (879 pages, 33 days) unfolds a conversation between mother and daughter that switches between the historical facts of the trial, and personal, ancestral connections to the site. Images of the persecution are absent and replaced by the physical and sensorial presence of photographs––volatile surfaces, scrolled, held, punctured and seeded into circulation as possible receptors for intergenerational transmission.
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